A Picnic Basket
For Impressionist Art

The Impressionists were used to paint en plein air, outdoors. The spirit of their days, spent interacting with the movements of the sun, the changing colors of the sky, and the rustling of the trees, comes alive again in the picnic basket, created for the exhibition ‘Painting Light: The Hidden Techniques of Monet, Renoir and Van Gogh’ (July – September 2008).


“I’m Virna Toppi. I was born on Christmas Eve, 1992 at Lentate sul Seveso a small village named after the river where sometimes I still love canoeing. I graduated at the Scala Theater Academy in 2011 and have been part of the ballet since 2012. As of March 2018, I am prima ballerina of the…


“Hi everyone, my name is Irwin. I am an architect. My interest towards photography is something that had originally started only 3 years ago. These shots I made are all unedited. I had a lot of fun doing this project. It really inspired my creativity and fantasy – plus, the products are amazing”.


“Hi, I’m Sam. I am a graphic designer and artist, inspired by West and nature. I grew up in the Midwest, went to study and work in California. After 5 years I decided to follow what really inspired me and moved to Oregon first and then to Salt Lake City, Utah where I’ve been living…


“My name is Adele. I’m Whiskey’s mum. I’ve worked in television and film for over 15 years,. I have a special place in my heart for innocent creatures. Many photographers avoid working with animals ‘cause they are such a challenge but I consider them to be just that more rewarding. And here comes Whiskey. She’s…


“I am Elizabeth McTague and I am a macramé artist and mother of three from sunny Tampa, Florida. I’ve been creating macramé art since 2014. A long time lover and user of instant film, I was very excited to participate in this collaboration with Il Bisonte. I hope my pictures convey the warm, summery feeling…